What is Climate?



Different areas of the world have different climates, because they’re in differing geographical areas. One way to classify climates is through the Köppen classification system. In this classification system, climates are divided up based on their temperature and monthly precipitation.

They are each given a letter through A, B, C, D, and E, with each letter standing for a different climate type. A denoting a tropical climate, B standing for a dry climate, C denoting a mild mid latitude climate, D denoting a cold mid latitude climate, and E for a polar climate.

Those are the primary classifications, but those primary classifications can be further divided into secondary classifications, such as rain forest, humid subtropical, and monsoon. I want to briefly take a look at some of those.

A rainforest climate would be somewhere they get 69 to 79 inches of rain a year and has very warm weather throughout the course of the whole year. Humid subtropical climate is a geographical area near a mountain range that gets most of its rain through summer thunderstorms and cyclones, as well as through winter storms.

A monsoon is an area that has lots of wind for several months that brings in a rainy season. That’s a quick look at the classification system for climates.

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Last updated: 08/10/2018


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